I was fortunate in my teachers: Arnold Lazarus for cognitive-behavioral therapy and marital therapy, Lora Pearls for Gestalt therapy, Martin Orne for hypnosis, and Sam Margulies for divorce mediation. I have been teaching, writing about, and doing psychotherapy for almost 30 years. People have good reasons for what they do, even if those reasons are not obvious or easy to state. I listen carefully and have learned to help individuals and couples heal, change, and grow. More recently, I added divorce mediation to my practice. Divorce mediation, as opposed to litigation, is simply a better way to get divorced.
I work with adults, individually and in couples. Mostly we think together, gaining perspective and doing things about problems ranging from anxiety and depression to marital issues and life transitions. Additionally, I use cognitive and behavioral methods, Gestalt methods. hypnosis, and marital therapy techniques based on Gottmanxxxs work
I have been doing psychotherapy in Princeton for over 25 years. I am kept up to date by my day job as a psychology professor. I use a combination of science and art, and will also, when necessary, make use of expert psychopharmacologists in Princeton and New York City.